Our five year adventure in Doha, Qatar ended June 1, 2012, but the memories will always remain. It's back to Texas where I have decided...Qatar isn't cornering the market on "quirky", as I once believed. Thanks for opening my eyes to the world, Doha!

Friday, September 11, 2009

And We're Off to...

So just where are we going this Eid?  An exotic beach vacation to The Maldives, Lucy suggests.  "Why not an African Safari?", Karen asks.  "It's not just everyone that can claim they've done that!", she adds.  Yeah, but safaris require  getting up before the crack of dawn and the exotic beach part, well, it's still  over the 100 degree mark in Doha and a little heat relief would be nice.  Instead of these suggestions (terrific as they are!),  I'm entertaining thoughts of  castles and dungeons, you know, of fairy tale fodder.  So, David and I will embark on our journey down Germany's "Romantic Road" next week making stops in walled medieval towns along the way. One of our overnight stays will be spent in Castle Colmberg that traces back to the 13th century.  After the Romantische Strasse (boning up on my German),  we'll head west towards the scenic Black Forest.   At David's suggestion, instead of trains we will be renting a car and supposedly, he will follow the route that I've  mapped out on Google. Hmm. Read my thoughts.  If we arrive back in Doha on speaking terms, I will declare it a successful trip. On second thought, getting lost and off the beaten path could be the highlight of our trip.  Who knows.  I look forward.     

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  1. have a safe flight and enjoy your journey in there :)

  2. Sounds like a wonderful trip. If Ed and I were to do that trip we'd be doing the cycle tour. Be glad we're not joining you....be VERY glad!

  3. i thought dad liked trains...good luck with the car! have a fun and safe trip! i love you!

  4. OMG, that area is beautiful. Eat a snowball in Rothenburg and visit the Medieval Crime Museum(odd, but interesting). Great places to stay also. Can't wait to see the pics! My German is terrible but, Gute Reise!


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